[ ak-mee ]
/ ˈæk mi /


the highest point; summit; peak: The empire was at the acme of its power.

Origin of acme

First recorded in 1610–20, acme is from the Greek word akmḗ point, highest point, extremity

Related forms

ac·mic [ak-mik] /ˈæk mɪk/, ac·mat·ic [ak-mat-ik] /ækˈmæt ɪk/, adjective

Can be confused

acme acne Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for acme


/ (ˈækmɪ) /


the culminating point, as of achievement or excellence; summit; peak

Word Origin for acme

C16: from Greek akmē
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